Swinton Coach Steve McCormack said “Chaz fits the bill as far as being a top player on the the field and a tremendous professional off it.
“He had a good career at Hull KR and I tried to sign him when I was at Gateshead a couple of seasons ago.
“He can play six or 13 and is vastly experienced although still quite a young player. He’s still got a lot to prove and he’s coming here for the right reasons.”
McCormack went on to say “Smithy was very consistent in his performances. He rose to the challenge with Karl Ashall who put real pressure on him at hooker.
“In the modern game you need two good nines and that pair worked really well together.
“He had some big games for us last season and he’s looking forward to having another go in the Championship where he played for Widnes.”